Small Group Workshops


When Do You Use Ambulatory BP Monitoring?

Saturday, October 12, 2019
2:25 pm – 3:10 pm


Raymond R. Townsend, MD

Hypertension is a common cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor, usually diagnosed and treated based on blood pressure readings obtained in the clinical setting. However, blood pressure may differ when measured in the clinic compared to outside of the clinic. When in-office blood pressure readings are highly variable or not clear, the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) can be beneficial. The utility of ABPM remains somewhat controversial, and clinicians would benefit from expert perspective on when to use ABPM. This workshop will review the common ABPM measures and their respective roles in the management of hypertension, and help assist participants in successfully integrating ABPM into everyday practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the need for ABPM in the overall management of hypertension
  • Identify when and how to properly use ABPM based on the clinal indications, guideline recommendations, and patient preferences